siz·​able | \ ˈsī-zə-bəl How to pronounce sizable (audio) \
variants: or sizeable

Definition of sizable

: fairly large : considerable a sizable donation

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Other Words from sizable

sizableness noun
sizably \ ˈsī-​zə-​blē How to pronounce sizably (audio) \ adverb

Examples of sizable in a Sentence

a sizable portion of the population He won by a sizable margin.

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There have also been sizable tectonic earthquakes -- ones that result from moving faults rather than magma -- since Kilauea exploded last week. Holly Yan, CNN, "Here's what Hawaii's volcano eruption looks like -- by the numbers," 7 May 2018 There are now fewer active managers holding sizable stakes in many companies. Justin Baer And Dawn Lim, WSJ, "Mutual Fund Managers Try a New Role: Activist Investor," 30 Dec. 2018 News of Buffett adding to his already sizable stake in Apple was reported by CNBC. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys 75 million more Apple shares, report says," 4 May 2018 SoftBank also reportedly plans to buy a sizable stake in Swiss Re AG, the reinsurance giant. Erin Griffith, WIRED, "SoftBank's Futuristic Vision Fund Takes on the Real (Estate) World," 16 Apr. 2018 Investors paid $50 billion for public oil-company shares in a flurry of stock sales, and $10 billion for sizable stakes in private companies as private equity firms pushed deeper into the energy industry. Collin Eaton, Houston Chronicle, "Wall Street helped drillers get on their feet. Now it wants to be paid," 6 Mar. 2018 Republicans point to allies of the Clinton family who made sizable donations to McCabe's wife’s political campaign. Fox News, "Former FBI official McCabe under grand jury probe," 7 Sep. 2018 In addition to Armstrong, other prominent cryptocurrency figures have already made sizable donations, including include a $1 million gift from Ripple co-founder Chris Larsen. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Coinbase CEO Launches Crypto Charity Fund, Aims to Raise $1 Billion," 27 June 2018 But these lawsuits are not guaranteed windfalls because many defendants lack sizable personal assets and judgments can be discharged in bankruptcy, according to several Ohio accident attorneys. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit car insurance: Why Cleveland has it way cheaper," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sizable

1613, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of sizable

: fairly large


variants: or sizeable \ ˈsī-​zə-​bəl \

Kids Definition of sizable

: fairly large a sizable contribution

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